Readings

Readings

First Reading
Am 7:12-15

Go, prophesy to my people.

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Amos

Amaziah, priest of Bethel, said to Amos,
   “Off with you, visionary, flee to the land of Judah!
There earn your bread by prophesying,
   but never again prophesy in Bethel;
   for it is the king’s sanctuary and a royal temple.”
Amos answered Amaziah, “I was no prophet,
   nor have I belonged to a company of prophets;
   I was a shepherd and a dresser of sycamores.
The LORD took me from following the flock, and said to me,
   Go, prophesy to my people Israel.”

The word of the Lord.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14

R. :

℟. (8) Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.

I will hear what God proclaims;
   the LORD—for he proclaims peace.
Near indeed is his salvation to those who fear him,
   glory dwelling in our land.

℟. Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.

Kindness and truth shall meet;
   justice and peace shall kiss.
Truth shall spring out of the earth,
   and justice shall look down from heaven.

℟. Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.

The LORD himself will give his benefits;
   our land shall yield its increase.
Justice shall walk before him,
   and prepare the way of his steps.

℟. Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.


Second Reading
Eph 1:3-14 or Eph 1:3-10

God chose us in Christ, before the foundation of the world.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
   who has blessed us in Christ
   with every spiritual blessing in the heavens,
   as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world,
   to be holy and without blemish before him.
In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ,
   in accord with the favor of his will,
   for the praise of the glory of his grace
   that he granted us in the beloved.
In him we have redemption by his blood,
   the forgiveness of transgressions,
   in accord with the riches of his grace that he lavished upon us.
In all wisdom and insight, he has made known to us
   the mystery of his will in accord with his favor
   that he set forth in him as a plan for the fullness of times,
   to sum up all things in Christ, in heaven and on earth.

In him we were also chosen,
   destined in accord with the purpose of the One
   who accomplishes all things according to the intention of his will,
   so that we might exist for the praise of his glory,
   we who first hoped in Christ.
In him you also, who have heard the word of truth,
   the gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him,
   were sealed with the promised holy Spirit,
   which is the first installment of our inheritance
   toward redemption as God’s possession, to the praise of his glory.

The word of the Lord.

Or: [Shorter Form]

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
   who has blessed us in Christ
   with every spiritual blessing in the heavens,
   as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world,
   to be holy and without blemish before him.
In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ,
   in accord with the favor of his will,
   for the praise of the glory of God’s grace
   that he granted us in the beloved.

In him we have redemption by his blood,
   the forgiveness of transgressions,
   in accord with the riches of his grace that he lavished upon us.
In all wisdom and insight, he has made known to us
   the mystery of his will in accord with his favor
   that he set forth in him as a plan for the fullness of times,
   to sum up all things in Christ, in heaven and on earth.

The word of the Lord.


Acclamation before the Gospel
cf. Eph 1:17-18

℟. Alleluia, alleluia.

May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
enlighten the eyes of our hearts,
that we may know what is the hope
that belongs to our call.

℟. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Mk 6:7-13

He began to send them out.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark

Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two
   and gave them authority over unclean spirits.
He instructed them to take nothing for the journey
   but a walking stick—
   no food, no sack, no money in their belts.
They were, however, to wear sandals
   but not a second tunic.
He said to them,
   “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave.
Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you,
   leave there and shake the dust off your feet
   in testimony against them.”
So they went off and preached repentance.
The Twelve drove out many demons,
   and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

At the end of the Gospel, the Deacon, or the Priest, acclaims:

The Gospel of the Lord.

All reply:

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Then he kisses the book, saying quietly:

Through the words of the Gospel
may our sins be wiped away.

The Creed is said.

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